For a change, even sitting in our chilly office seems to be a better option than being at Mount Rainier National Park.
Here are some temperature and wind readings from the park in the last day.
Paradise: At 6 a.m. today it was -1 degree, with maximum wind of 36 mph. That’s a wind chill of -21 degrees.
Camp Muir: At 11 a.m. Sunday it was -6 degrees with maximum wind speeds hitting 84 mph. That’s a wind chill of -46 degrees.
At 7 p.m, the temperatures had fallen to -13 degrees, but the wind speed dropped to 32 mph, creating a wind chill of -44 degrees.
So, despite the seemingly cold air blowing down my neck from the vent above my pod, I can’t imagine the wind chill is much lower than 10 degrees.